Malaysia's youngest minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman out to show he is no 'kitten'

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Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is popular on the Internet for his fervent Instagram and Twitter postings.
Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is popular on the Internet for his fervent Instagram and Twitter postings. ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG
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In a recent Parliament sitting, the Internet was abuzz with comments that were not focused on the minister speaking on live telecast, but on another sitting in the background, fidgeting and bouncing on his chair while waiting for his turn to speak.

That was Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, 25, Malaysia's youngest minister, about to speak in Parliament for the very first time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline Malaysia's youngest minister, 25, out to show he is no 'kitten'. Subscribe